23 people braved the cold for Fraserburgh Lifeboat’s eighth annual swim to raise funds for the RNLI on Boxing Day.
With temperatures on the boat registering at 5.8C, divers managed to raise £476 from collection tins on the day.
And so far, around £3000 has been raised from sponsorship, with more still expected to be donated.
Over the 8 swims,around £47000 has been raised for the RNLI and it is hoped that this year’s takings will take the accumulative total over the £50,000 mark.
Vic Sutherland, coxswain mechanic for Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station, issued a ‘massive thank you’ to all the swimmers who took part and the town for rallying round the event.
He said: “That we got 23 swimmers to take part was brilliant.
“And thanks to the community, their support was brilliant.
“We can’t thank them enough for coming out on a winter’s day.”
He added that it was ‘touch and go’ whether the swim would take place.
It was the closest that the swim has ever gotten to being cancelled due to the weather, with the swell of the water causing concern.
However, it was deemed safe and the dive went off without a hitch.